Universal Health Care in India
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There are few instances noted below, in the recent past which has touched every one of us.
- Death of Hundreds of children due to the lack of Oxygen supply in Gorakhpur Hospital.
- Lack of access to healthcare facilities led to tribal man in Kalhandi carrying his wife's body on shoulders for nearly 12 km as he had no money.
And many such incidents which might have gone unnoticed/not came into limelight. And the saga of some private hospitals (not all) where the focus is revenue rather than providing best care for the patients. There were instances, where the private hospitals makes patients to buy costly medicines, referring them to unnecessary operations. In the view of above issues & as health is fundamental aspect of society, we believe there should be centralised system managing our health care equally across the India, like the NHS (National Health Service) in England. At the moment the Government health sector is managed by many entities and sub entities, like State Governments have different policies, Furthermore, within the state government each departments have their own healthcare, in Central government there is scheme as CGHS, which in turn engages patients with private hospitals of their choice, Railways have different healthcare. Hence managing healthcare might be very cumbersome.
We request the Government, to do the centralised universal health care system through an act of law – like centralised tax system (GST) we should also have centralised health care with the engagement of all state governments.
Petition/Pledge: This petition is to request Government to fix our broken health care system. We request everyone, irrespective of their party affiliation, if you feel that this policy is priority and saves millions of people’s health care and their lives, please sign this petition and share it with your friends & family.
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